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What are some of the key takeaways from Davos 2024?

War, A.I. and U.S. elections were among the key talking points at the World Economic Forum, says Patrick Foulis of The Economist.
At the World Economic Forum, many decisions are being made based on the possibility of another Trump presidency, says Patrick Foulis of The Economist.
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Davos wraps up with a mix of optimism and caution for the year ahead

Jan 20, 2023
The mood at the World Economic Forum was warmed by optimism about the global economy, says The Economist's Patrick Foulis.
This week's summit in Davos featured conversations about the war in Ukraine, global inflation and climate change. Above, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addresses the forum.
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Davos summit is starting. What's on the agenda?

Jan 17, 2023
Zanny Minton Beddoes, editor of The Economist, says the World Economic Forum's elite attendees will talk far-ranging issues like climate and inflation.
The logo of the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. On the agenda is climate change, the war in Ukraine and other issues of global concern.
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Why Japan’s leader wants to share global data

Jan 23, 2019
Japan's PM says free-flowing data is key to future global economic growth.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers a speech during the World Economic Forum annual meeting, on Jan. 23, 2019 in Davos, eastern Switzerland.
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IMF lowers global outlook again

Jan 21, 2019
Christine Lagarde, chief of the International Monetary Fund, cautions that global growth is slowing down more than expected earlier. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks at the Plenary session during the IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings Oct.13, 2017. 
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Let's talk about Trump's speech in Davos

Jan 26, 2018
Plus: A rising GDP but a "weak" dollar?
President Donald Trump looks on after delivering his speech to the World Economic Forum annual meeting today in Davos, Switzerland.
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President Donald Trump’s Davos trip sparks interest

Jan 23, 2018
The president will attend the annual World Economic Forum in Switzerland this week. His appearance is a rarity. He’ll become the only sitting U.S. president to go there in almost two decades and will deliver the closing speech at this year’s gathering of heads of state and business leaders. Will Trump be a breath of […]

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5 things you need to know about the World Economic Forum

Jan 19, 2018
MIT economics professor John Van Reenen discusses the 2018 meeting in Davos.
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Davos opens as worries over free trade’s future mount

Jan 16, 2017
Business and political  leaders descend on the Swiss Alpine resort of Davos this week for the latest annual World Economic Forum. They do so against a backdrop of rising populism, and opposition to some of things that Davos has promoted, like globalization. Some critics have attacked the event itself as elitist and blamed it for […]

The true biography of 'Davos Man'

Jan 21, 2015
Both epithet and symbol, "Davos Man" personifies global elite at economic forum.